After years of suffering from numerous bootleg compilations direct from noisy 45s of dubious legality and dodgy fidelity, Sundazed puts together simply the best collection now available on everybody's favorite Nashville hot-rod group. John Buck Wilkins -- aka Ronny Dayton -- was the nominal group's focus as songwriter, singer, and lead guitarist, doing most of his hot pickin' on a nylon-string classical model. As a songwriter, his principal inspirations were Brian Wilson and Chuck Berry. His producer was Sun Records' alumni Bill Justis (Raunchy), a supposed rock hater, who nonetheless knew how to cut 'em and cut 'em good. As a result, the handful of singles and two albums from Ronny & the Daytonas' Mala Records period (1964 to 1966) stand as not only some fine Beach Boys-influenced music but some great rock & roll that's not merely imitative, something that's actually going somewhere, and you can hear it going right on this nicely sequenced disc. This 20-song compilation is split almost evenly between the styles of their biggest hits, with the first 11 tracks echoing the rocking, gas'n'go call to arms of G.T.O. while the balance features the lush harmonies and BB ballad style of Sandy. The big news here is that for the first time ever, first generation master tapes have been used for everything and even an original, multi-layered, mono on mono (i.e.; noisy and hissy) recording like Sandy sounds better than it ever has. These vintage recordings should quite easily find an audience beyond surf, hot rod, and Beach Boys music fans. Good stuff, sounding great and well-packaged. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi
01． California Bound
02． Antique '32 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
03． Hot Rod Baby
04． Little Rail Job
05． Hey Little Girl
06． Bucket "T"
08． Little Sting Ray That Could
09． Surfin' in the Summertime
10． Back in the U.S.A.
11． Hot Rod City
12． Little Scrambler
Nashville's greatest contribution to the hot rod and surfing craze of the early '60s came in the form of Ronny & the Daytonas. Centered around singer-guitarist-songwriter John Bucky Wilkin (son of country tunesmith Marijohn Wilkin, best known for composing Long Black Veil and One Day at a Time), their big moment in the sun came with their debut disc, the Wilkin-penned G.T.O. After writing the song
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